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Highly Suspect Reviews: Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Movie Review

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Movie Review

The arrival of a new Tarantino film is always going to be a major cinephile event, even if the response to his output has become decidedly mixed. At the very least, you know you’re gonna get something wild and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood is no exception. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, once a famous TV western star but now trying to figure out how to resurrect his career. Brad Pitt plays Cliff Booth, Leo’s longtime stunt man and best friend who lately has taken on more of the position of being his driver/gofer/heterosexual life partner. Together they traverse the late 60s Hollywood scene spending time with a plethora of cinematic notables. Meanwhile, his neighbor Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, is expecting a child and is exploring the beginnings of her own stardom while the Manson family lurks in the background as the film inexorably heads towards a bloody tragedy. Chris, Marco, Ben, and Frank carefully avoid any spoilers in their review…until the spoiler section at the end.


DIRECTED BY: Quentin Tarantino

STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Michael Madsen, Clifton Collins Jr., Scoot McNairy, Lorenzo Izzo, Rebecca Gayheart, Damon Herriman, Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Mike Moh, Rafal Zawierucha

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